The Smithsonian Institution’s The Way We Worked exhibit, along with a local exhibit of Big Rapids’ logging and public safety histories and, a selection from Paul Collins’ America at Work series will be on view at Artworks from October 7 to November 29,2014.
Please join us for a reception and presentation, The Worst Jobs in American History, Friday, October 10, 2014, at Artworks, 106 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids
Reception 5:00-8:00 p.m. — Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
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A Foreign Film Series Feature at the Big Rapids Community Library, Saturday – October 11th at 7:00 PM
Drama (2007) – Indie, United Kingdom
Set in the 1980s, this cross-cultural drama follows young Nazneem, a Bangladeshi woman who’s immigrated to London for an arranged marriage to a middle-aged man, leaving her beloved family, including her sister Hasina, behind. While Hasina leads a life of adventure back home, Nazneem struggles to accept the isolation and unhappiness in her new life, until an unexpected visitor comes along and changes everything.
102 Minutes – Rated PG-13 – No Charge
Artworks is hiring an Education Coordinator. Interested applicants should send their resumes to Jennifer Locke, Executive Director. Applications must be received by September 19th, 2014.
Please go to Contact Us to email your resume or postal mail it to Artworks C/O Jennifer Locke, 106 N. Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Mi 49307.
If you are a Michigan-based artist, we want to hear from you!
The Painted Turtle is a gift shop located in historic downtown Big Rapids. We are housed within the Artworks building and feature art and gifts by more than 70 artists. The holiday season is our busiest time of year, and our customers are always looking for something fresh, new, and fun.
The Painted Turtle is interested in all mediums and we accept new exhibiting artists year-round. Continue reading
In July, Artworks and Blue Lake presented a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by German students. Their host families loved posing with these young actors. What a marvelous night.
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Artworks was awarded a grant by the Michigan Humanities Council to show “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institution. “The Way We Worked” uses materials from the National Archives to show the history of work from about 1855 to 1990. We will supplement the exhibit with objects from our local work history. The exhibit starts October 4, 2014, and continues through the end of November, 2014.
Artworks was awarded a $14,000 operational support grant by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This grant will help pay our daily costs of operations in 2014, such as staff salaries and utilities. The funds that otherwise have paid these expenses can be redirected to program or building enhancements. Watch our website for news!